The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are the main UK government agency for funding research and training in the physical sciences.


The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is the funding agency for research in the biosciences.

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The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UK's largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues.

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The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a UK government body that carries out civil research in science and engineering, and funds UK research in areas including particle physics, nuclear physics, space science and astronomy (both ground-based and space-based).

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The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is the driving force of investment in environmental science in the UK.

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The Medical Research Council (MRC) is the funding agency for research in the medical sciences.

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The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects from history and archaeology to philosophy and languages, as well as more contemporary research including the design and effectiveness of digital content and the impact of artificial intelligence.


JISC inspires the innovative use of digital technologies  in UK higher education.